Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Future of Africa and Policy Development

  • 9h 48m
  • Icarbord Tshabangu
  • IGI Global
  • 2022

Despite several idealistic efforts towards a united Africa, the term remains a hypothetical concept symbolizing a desired federal state on the continent. While globalization and interconnectedness have brought prosperity in some parts of the world, Africa has not generally benefited from global decisions. These decisions, policies, and practices have tended to be wholly influenced by the rich and powerful countries and their transnational agencies and corporations in pursuit of their national interests. Faced with such enormous external economic and political forces, the divided and powerless African states have been unable to bargain for lucrative economic deals or pursue national interests for the benefit of their people, hence the need to examine what exists in varied fields and the emerging trends for the future.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Future of Africa and Policy Development addresses critical issues and challenges in Africa and seeks to examine and understand the future trends in Africa through a deconstructive interrogation of present trends. Covering a wide range of topics such as sustainability, equality, and democracy, it is ideal for researchers, academicians, students, economists, policymakers, political parties, trade unions, and NGOs.

About the Author

Icarbord Tshabangu, PhD, is a Programme coordinator in Education Studies, at the Institute of Childhood and Education, Leeds Trinity University, UK where he teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate modules. He has previously worked as a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Educational Foundations and Management programmes, teaching postgraduate and undergraduate courses at the at the University of Namibia and was also a Leader of the MA programme and an Associate to the Founding Director/Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Arusha, Tanzania, He was also previously associated with the University of Liverpool Online as Honorary Senior Lecturer – doctoral programmes. He has also served as internal and external examiner at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels and continues to be a research supervisor and external examiner. His teaching and research interests are largely on children’s rights, democratic citizenship, educational leadership, interdisciplinary and intercultural studies, education studies and qualitative methodologies and has published extensively in these areas.

In this Book

  • Africa’s Electoral Systems and Their Impact on Promoting Democratic Governance and Development
  • Urban Violence and Peacekeeping Mechanisms in West Africa—A Comparative Analysis of Four States
  • Traditional Governance Systems and Reform—Dynamics and Opportunities for Africa’s Development
  • The Rise and Fall of Liberation Movements—Examining the Governing African National Congress of South Africa
  • Isolated Territories and Infrastructure Development—A Case for Land Transportation Investment in Madagascar
  • Alternative Utilizations of Government Guarantees—Supporting Credit Rating Outcomes as a Catalyst for Growth
  • The Impact of South Africa’s Immigration Policies on Intra-Africa Trade and Development
  • Public Procurement and Stakeholders—Assessing Namibia's Consultative Processes and Challenges
  • Poverty and the Role of Institutions in Sub-Saharan African Countries
  • Bodies, Illicit Mobilities, and Citizenry—The Paradoxes of Collective Identities in Anti-Trafficking Work
  • Formalisation of Land Rights in Africa—Impact on Security of Land Tenure
  • Gender, Nomadism, and Education in Colonial and Socialist Somaliland—Dumar Doorkoodii Daan Galay
  • Children’s Rights and the Cultural Nexus in the African Context—Abuses and Policy Implications
  • The Role of National Archives in the Repatriation of Liberation Archives—Preservation, Heritage, and Ideals for Future Generations
  • Global Trends on Citizenship—Future Implications for Political Leadership in Africa
  • The Role of African Parliaments in Achieving the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals—Progress and Prospects
  • The Future of African Agriculture—Challenges and Opportunities for the Youth
  • Compilation of References